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Rehumanising Diego Maradona

In two recent documentaries, we finally get up close to the complicated sadness of Argentina’s original football deity

Maradona offers to coach Argentina for free after World Cup debacle

​Diego Maradona wants to return to the position of Argentina coach, as Jorge Sampaoli faces pressure to resign following their World Cup travails

Half the game is lost off the pitch

The toxic debates that have dogged former titans demonstrate how national attitudes shape team performance

Maradona echoes approval for the arrests of Fifa’s ‘old bastards!’

From Diego Maradona’s delight to the denials of regional football bosses, Latin America has lapped up the unfolding Fifa corruption scandal.

Coach Maradona in spotlight as UAE season starts

A small corner of the UAE will grab the attention of the soccer world on Sunday night when Diego Maradona's Al Wasl launch their league campaign.

Maradona sues Chinese firms over online game

Argentine football icon Diego Maradona is suing two companies for using his name and image to promote an online game without his permission.

Maradona: I’m going after Grondona’s family

Maradona has told a newspaper he will take legal action against Argentine soccer boss Julio Grondona over perceived criticism of his drug problems.

Emotional Maradona lashes out at ‘treason’, ‘lies’

Diego Maradona has accused Argentina football chief Julio Grondona of lying in a bitter attack on the men he insists plotted his downfall.

‘Toughest day’ of Maradona’s life

He walked into the press conference with chin and nose in the air, but the dejection shrouding Diego Armando Maradona was palpable.

Maradona: Messi will play

Diego Maradona is making seven changes to his starting lineup for Argentina's match with Greece, but star Lionel Messi will play on Tuesday.

Will it be the samba or the tango?

<i>Mail & Guardian</i> hacks gaze into their crystal balls to place a few bets on the Soccer World Cup.

Higuain hat-trick gives Argentina victory

Gonzalo Higuain scored the first hat-trick of the World Cup as Argentina took a huge step towards the second round when they thrashed South Korea 4-1.

Messi torments Nigeria in Argentina win

World player of the year Lionel Messi lived up to his billing with a wonderful performance in Argentina's 1-0 win over Nigeria on Saturday evening.

Is there method to Maradona’s madness?

There is only one man in the history of football who has achieved what Diego Maradona craves from the weeks ahead in South Africa.

Inside the World Cup’s doping control lab

Fifa hopes it will not see a repeat of Diego Maradona doping scandal, but if any players do get busted for drugs, Pieter van der Merwe will be the man

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‘Lost’ PPE: Morar a ‘player and ref’

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Signing a path to freedom for the deaf

If South African Sign Language is recognised as one of the country’s official languages, it will considerably ease many of the deaf community’s problems of access, education and equality.

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